Creativity has become a particularly significant component of any modern educational process. When scientists and researchers analyze creativity in the context of the education of future music educators and performers, we encounter many models, opinions, and concepts. This becomes a challenge to improve the creativity of learners effectively and rapidly.
Purpose of the research – to reveal the most typical perception of the concept of creativity of future music educators and performers. Research questions: what concepts about creativity are used by future music educators and performers; what vision of a creative music educator/performer have they created for themselves; what kind of perception of creativity is revealed when they verbalize their experiences from their educational process? Methodology of the research. To answer the research questions, the research was comprised of two stages: 1) the review of literature and documents; 2) qualitative research, which was conducted in 2020-2023. Future music educators and performers (37 informants) studying at university participated in the interviews. Interviews were conducted online (Zoom) and in person (recorded with an audio recorder). The data were analyzed by applying content analysis. Main findings. The research showed that future music educators and performers have quite different understandings of the concept of creativity, but their experiences in educational processes of creativity were similar. The most similar was their interpretation of their vision of what a creative educator and performer should be.
Vaiva Jucevičiūtė-Bartkevičienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania